Friday, March 14, 2008
Lorain, OH - The city of Lorain continues to work out details of a new ordinance that cracks down on pit bull owners. Just yesterday a pit bull was shot and killed outside a Homewood Drive house after acting aggressively toward passing cars and a bystander, according to a Lorain police report.
Officer Emilio Andujar was called to the 2500 block of Homewood Drive at 5 p.m. where the pit bull was in the middle of the street barking at passing cars. Officer Andujar attempted to corral the dog, but it was too aggressive.
While he waited for the animal control officer to respond to the scene, Andujar tried to keep people away from the animal. Suddenly, the dog charged and tried to bite a man who walked near it. The man threw a book bag between him and the dog and was not injured.
Andujar approached the dog and shot it, the report said. After being shot, the dog attempted to get up and was shot two more times. Andujar contacted the owner of 2543 Homewood Drive, where the incident took place, and found out the dog belonged to her. Catherine Herrera, 34, was cited for dog at-large.
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| 3/15/2008 7:51 AM |
To my count this is number 40, this year. That's how many that have had to be shot and killed. That does not count the half dozen or so that were shot, that didn't die. It also does not count the number of people that would have killed one to protect themselves, if they would of had a gun.
Human Safety First.